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GCREC 90 years young and still growing

Research center celebrates anniversary and expansion at the Florida Ag Expo WE’RE OLD, BUT WE’RE NOT HARD OF HEARING. The Gulf Coast Research and Education Center is about to have

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Orchard update: A growing alternative crop in the Sunshine State

MOTHER NATURE may hand Central Florida fruit growers plenty of problems and obstacles, but they are a tenacious group — difficult to discourage and impossible to stop.

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Recipe Spotlight: In peach anticipation

ANTICIPATION can be disappointing. We were at a dog show in Georgia — you know, where the great peaches come from — and someone said “peach cobbler.” Just the thought

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The right lender to grow with the farming industry

A CASUAL DRIVE almost anywhere in Central Florida provides ample evidence of an agricultural boom, particularly in the realm of row crops, the kind providing consumers with fresh produce and

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Recipe Spotlight: Patriotic desserts made with Florida ingredients

July 4: Dad’s done. The ribs are bare and the corn cobs look like modern art. Though belts are bursting, there’s always room for a little holiday dessert. Now’s the

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Recipe Spotlight: Jazz up your jam with Florida fruit

Way back in the Dark Ages, about 1978, I wrote my first food page. It was about strawberries, and part of it was preserves. “Jam some in a jar,” I

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Late-Season Cold Front Preparedness

January 2013 has definitely started out warmer than past years. This burst of temperate weather has altered the way many of the bushes and trees around Central Florida are behaving.

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Publisher Letter: Another Great Year of Telling the Florida Agriculture Story

Another year has come and gone for Florida agriculture, and despite the uncertain hurdles ahead, we’re working to turn our challenges into opportunities.

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Recipe Spotlight: The Fine Line Between Food and Art

We taste with our eyes. If food doesn’t look good, our eyes tell our stomach it probably won’t taste good either. Then we smell it. Or sometimes smell comes before

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Hot alternative crops for Florida growers

| Peach and pomegranate crops are gaining popularity in the Sunshine State | CLINT UPDIKE GREW UP in the citrus industry. He’s a grower and caretaker. As president of Altura-based